Vocalization

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Vocalization (plural Vocalizations)
  1. The act of vocalizing or something vocalized; a vocal utterance
  2. Any specific mode of utterance; pronunciation
  3. The use of speech to express an idea
  4. (music) The production of musical sounds using the voice, especially as an exercise
  5. (orthography) In Arabic and Hebrew - supplying the vowels (diacritics), normally not written to show the correct pronunciation, used in dictionaries, children's books, religious texts and textbooks for learners. Arabic terms: tashkiil (تشكيل), taHriik (تحريك) - (action of supplying the vowel points) , also known as ḥarakāt (حركات — the singular is ḥaraka حركة) - (the diacritical marks), Hebrew term: ניקוד nikud.
  6. (linguistics) [change in pronunciation] of historically or variably consonant (typically sonorant) sounds as vowels. For example, the syllabic /l/ in words like people or the coda one in words like cold or coal are variably realized as a high back vowel or glide— [ʊ], [u], [ɤ] or [o]—in many English dialects in the US, UK, and the Southern Hemisphere. For example, in [African American English] the most common pronunciation of the words "people", "cold", and "coal" is [pʰipʊ], [kʰoɤd], or [kʰoɤ] respectively.

Adjectives for Vocalization

enormous; delicious; picturesque; proper.

Thesaurus

articulation, attack, bel canto, bravura, choral singing, coloratura, croon, crooning, delivery, diction, enunciation, folk singing, hum, humming, intonation, lyricism, mouth, mouthing, operatic singing, phonation, pronunciation, scat, scat singing, singing, sol-fa, sol-fa exercise, solfeggio, solmization, song, sounding, speaking, speech, tonic sol-fa, utterance, verbalization, vocal music, voice, voicing, warbling, yodel, yodeling

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